David F. Denison

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David F. Denison

Alma materUniversity of Toronto

David F. Denison OC FCA is a Canadian businessperson and the chair of Hydro One and Hydro One Inc.[1] He is the former president and chief executive officer of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.[2][3][4]


Denison earned a bachelor's degree in both mathematics and education from the University of Toronto.[5] He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.[6]

Denison was the Chair of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance from June 4, 2009, to June 15, 2011, and a corporate director of since June 23, 2005. He has had an extensive career in financial services within Canada, the United States and Europe, with firms including Fidelity Investments (founded as Fidelity Management and Research Company), Merrill Lynch, S. G. Warburg, Midland Walwyn (bought by Merrill Lynch 2013), and Mercer.

He is the current a director of the United Way of Canada.[7][8]

In 2014, he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.[9]


  1. ^ "Ontario taps former CPPIB head David Denison to lead Hydro One". Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "PIB Press Release" (PDF). Retrieved January 7, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Home | Financial Post Home Page | Financial Post". financialpost. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "$7M bonus as CPP loses $24B". thestar.com. May 29, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  5. ^ "New Hydro One Inc. Board of Directors". Government of Ontario Newsroom. July 17, 2015. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
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  7. ^ "Board of Directors | CCGG". Archived from the original on January 29, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Hydro One". www.hydroone.com. Retrieved January 7, 2021.
  9. ^ "Order of Canada Appointments". June 30, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
Business positions
Preceded by CEO of CPP Investment Board
2005 – June 30, 2012
2009 compensation: $ 2,850,000
Succeeded by